DetailsPerfection. It may be unattainable, but the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers came about as close as any team ever through consistent play and almost eerie execution of coach Bobby Knight's system. No Division I team has completed an undefeated season since the 76 Hoosiers posted its 32- 0 record. And maybe no team tried harder for perfection, than Indiana and coach Knight.
The final step to Indiana's undefeated season was the 1976 NCAA Championship Game against Big Ten Conference foe Michigan. It was the first time that two teams representing the same conference would meet in an NCAA Championship Final. Michigan had finished second to Indiana in the Big Ten race, and hoped to switch places in the big dance. The speedy Ricky Green led Michigan to a 35-29 advantage running a breathtaking fast break offense. But Scott May, Kent Benson and Quinn Buckner combined for 36 of Indiana's first 38 points in the second half to erase the deficit and propel the Hoosiers to 86-68 victory, a perfect record and the national title.
This DVD contains the complete 1976 NCAA Championship game, with coverage from NBC Sports, without commercial interruption, in fullscreen digital video. Chapter points on the DVD's main menu allow viewers to jump directly to the action, half by half.